In this Book

summary

Winner of the MLA Prize for Independent Scholars

Taking the reader on an inward journey from façades to closets, from physical to psychic space, Architectural Involutions offers an alternative genealogy of theater by revealing how innovations in architectural writing and practice transformed an early modern sense of interiority. The book launches from a matrix of related “platforms”—a term that in early modern usage denoted scaffolds, stages, and draftsmen’s sketches—to situate Alberti, Shakespeare, Jonson, and others within a landscape of spatial and visual change.

As the English house underwent a process of inward folding, replacing a logic of central assembly with one of dissemination, the subject who negotiated this new scenography became a flashpoint of conflict in both domestic and theatrical arenas. Combining theory with archival findings, Mimi Yiu reveals an emergent desire to perform subjectivity, to unfold an interior face to an admiring public. Highly praised for its lucid writing, comprehensive supplementary material, and engaging tone, Architectural Involutions was the winner of the 2016 MLA Prize for Independent Scholars.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. Title Page, Copyright Page
  2. pp. i-iv
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. Figures
  2. pp. vii-2
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. Introduction - Building Platforms
  2. pp. 3-14
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. Chapter One - Refacing Alberti
  2. pp. 15-58
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. Chapter Two - How to Double Your Pile (in the Privacy of Your Own Home)
  2. pp. 59-96
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. Chapter Three - Unlocking Gertrude’s Closet
  2. pp. 97-136
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. Chapter Four - Corpus, Chora, Crown
  2. pp. 137-176
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. Chapter Five - Making the Difference in Jonson’s Epicoene
  2. pp. 177-206
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. Chapter Six - Writing Home: Inside Samuel van Hoogstraten’s Perspective Box
  2. pp. 207-232
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. Notes
  2. pp. 233-288
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. Selected Bibliography
  2. pp. 289-316
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. Index
  2. pp. 317-320
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents

Additional Information

ISBN
9780810167735
Related ISBN
9780810129863
MARC Record
OCLC
1048399907
Pages
330
Launched on MUSE
2019-01-02
Language
English
Open Access
No
Back To Top

This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. Without cookies your experience may not be seamless.